St. Paddy's Peppermint Patty Cookies
Peppers, potatoes, cabbage and carrots tend to get all the attention at St. Paddy's Day celebrations, but have you ever tried minty cookies? With a touch of coconut oil, peppermint extract, and cacao, these cookies are a healthy way to indulge this holiday — made with real, whole-food sweetness. Plus, they're made with coconut flour, giving them a cake-like cookie texture.
Prep time: 45 min | Cook time: 10-12 min | Yield: About 30 cookies
- ½ cup & 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- ¾ cup raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa
- ½ cup raw honey
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature
- ½ teaspoon pure peppermint extract
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 2 scoops of Dr. Kellyann's Collagen Peptides
- Stand mixer
- Sheet pans
- Parchment paper or silicone baking mat(s)
In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the melted coconut oil, cacao or cocoa, and honey. Mix for about 2-3 minutes until well blended.
Add eggs and peppermint extract.
Add coconut flour, the Collagen Peptides and mix, until the flour is completely blended into liquid ingredients. Stop to scrape bowl if necessary. Blend until the mixture becomes smooth and glossy (about 2-3 minutes).
Gather dough into a ball and put in a covered container. Refrigerate for at least one hour (or put in the freezer for 45 minutes) before rolling out.
Line baking sheet(s) with parchment or silicone mat(s).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place racks on the top and bottom thirds of the oven.
Remove about ¼ of the dough, leaving the rest in the refrigerator, and roll into ¼-inch sheets on parchment or wax paper. Using a cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place on baking sheet.
Continue rolling out dough in batches, always keeping remaining dough refrigerated.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not remove cookies from cookie sheet until they are cool or they may break.
NOTE: These cut out cookies aren’t just for St. Patrick’s Day. They are great Paleo cookies for any occasion… just use a different cookie cutter. The possibilities are endless.
These cookies deserve to be frosted with a Chocolate Ganache Frosting. To make mint frosting, substitute the vanilla with ¼ teaspoon pure mint extract.